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Asquarius Reviewed

Asquarius

Release date 14 July 1992

Record label A&M

Tracklisting (click on a song title for lyrics)

  1. Rich and Strange (3:38)
  2. Easy (2:44)
  3. Sometimes Rightly, Sometimes Wrongly (3:10)
  4. Spanish Love Song (3:25)
  5. Magic Alex (4:16)
  6. Beyond Hair (3:12)
  7. Pink Flamingo (3:50)
  8. Possession (3:41)
  9. Through the Roof (3:59)
  10. Soul Food (2:56)
  11. Once Again (5:07)
  12. No Smoking (3:29)

Bonus Tracks on 2007 remaster

Release date 30 July 2007

Record label Universal

  1. Do It Again (3.12)
  2. Ariel (instrumental) (3.20)
  3. Profession (5.37)
  4. Spanish Love Song (acoustic version) (3.46)
  5. Purple Love Balloon (Live in Sheffield) (3.19)
  6. Possession (Live in Sheffield) (4.24)

Credits

Carl Puttnam (vocals)
Mike Dunphy (guitar & keyboards)
William Potter (bass guitar)
Steve Goodwin (drums & percussion)
Mark Dunphy (harmonica on Soul Food)
Jon Langford (producer & additional acoustic guitar on Once Again)
The Fantom Horns (brass on Magic Alex)
Susie Honeyman (violin on Rich & Strange)
Tris Williams (percussion on Spanish Love Song)
Martin Ditcham (percussion on Rich & Strange, Once Again)
Dave Creffield (production & engineer, Posession)
Neil Amor (production & engineer, Posession)

Details

The inside sleeve to Asquarius advertised "other records not available on A&M" 'Ignore The Hobbit' and 'Donkey With A Fez On' (which would later appear as a collection of unreleased A&M-era recordings)

The promo photo of the band on the inner sleeve would also form the basis of a Philip Bond t-shirt design called "Carlie's Angels" a pastiche of the logo from the Aaron Spelling-produced 1970s hit TV series "Charlie's Angels".

Asquarius was recorded at Woodlands, Castleford and mixed at Jacob's Farnham Surrey and Metropolis, London

Possession was engineered by Dave Creffield with Neil Amor at Woodhouse Studios, Leeds.